SIS 2011

2011 IEEE Symposium on Swarm Intelligence

The 2011 IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium (SIS2011) will be held in Paris, France, April 11 - 15, 2011. It will be part of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2011, which consists of over 20 symposia. The theme of the SIS2011 is to provide a platform for researchers, academicians, students, engineers, and government officers from all over the world to share and exchange information in the swarm intelligence research areas ranging from algorithm development to real-world applications. Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work related to swarm intelligence, including research, theory, development, and applications.


Topics covered by the SIS2011 include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ant Colony Optimization
  • Artificial Immune System
  • Artificial Life
  • Bacterial Foraging Optimization
  • Bees Algorithm
  • Bio-inspired Computation
  • Culture Algorithm
  • Differential Evolution
  • DNA Computing
  • Memetic Algorithms
  • Nature-inspired
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Quantum Computing
  • Social Evolution
  • Stochastic Diffusion Search (SDS)
  • Swarm Robotics
  • Swarm Intelligence Algorithms’ Applications in
    • bioengineering
    • bioinformatics
    • business
    • constrained optimization
    • control systems
    • data mining and data clustering
    • decision making
    • distributed computing
    • dynamic and uncertain environment
    • evolvable hardware
    • finance and economics
    • games graph partitioning
    • information security
    • large scale optimization problems
    • machine learning
    • multi-objective optimization
    • planning and operations in industrial systems, transportation systems, and other systems
    • power system
    • Scheduling and timetabling
    • supply-chain management
    • wireless sensor networks

Symposium Chair

Yuhui Shi, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Special Session Chair

Andries P Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Publicity Co-Chairs

Licheng Jiao, Xidian University, China,
Yaochu Jin, Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany,
Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University

Program Committee

Ashraf Abdelbar, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Payman Arabshahi, University of Washington, USA
Mauro Birattari, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Tim Blackwell, University of London, UK
Christian Blum, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,Spain
Maurice Clerc, France
Leandro dos Santos Coelho, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil
Carlos A. Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, México,
Emilio Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Oscar Cordon, European Centre for Soft Computing, SPAIN
Arindam Das, University of Washington, USA
Prithviraj (Raj) Dasgupta, University of Nebraska, USA
Haibin DUAN, Beihang University, China
Andries P Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Meng Joo Er, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Automation Core Technology Development Center, Japan
Maoguo Gong, Xidian University, China
Ping Guo, Beijing Normal University
Qing-Long Han, Central Queensland University, Australia
Haibo, He, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Beat Hirsbrunner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Dewen Hu, National University of Defense Technology, China
Huosheng Hu, University of Essex, UK
Zhen Ji, Shenzhen University, China
Colin G. Johnson, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK,
Nik Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
John Keane, University of Manchester, UK
Arun Khosla,National Insitute of Technology Jalandhar,India
Sungshin Kim, Pusan National University, South Korea
Ziad Kobti, University of Windsor, Canada
Yangmin Li, University of Macau, Macao
Xiaodong Li, RMIT University, Australia
Yongming Li, Chongqing University, China
Meng Hiot Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Guoping Liu, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Hongtao Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Wenlian Lu, Fudan University, China
Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna, Italy
Jacek Mańdziuk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Martin Middendorf, University of Leipzig, Germany
Hongwei Mo, Harbin Engineering University, China
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Australia
Mahamed G. H. Omran, Gulf University for Science & Technology, Kuwait
Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi, IIT Delhi, India
Paul Shaoning PANG, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Luís Paquete, University of Coimbra,Portugal
Bob Reynolds, Wayne State University, USA,
Erol Sahin, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Giovanni Sebastiani, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo Mauro Picone, Italy
William Spears, University of Wyoming,USA
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Ying Tan, Peking University, China
Ke Tang, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Peter Tino, The University of Birmingham, UK
Christos Tjortjis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Frans van den Bergh, Meraka Institute / CSIR, South Africa
G K Venayagamoorthy, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Kalyan Veeramachaneni, MIT, USA
Dianhui (Justin) Wang, La Trobe University, AUSTRALIA
Bing Wang, University of Hull, UK
Lei Wang, Tongji University, China
Wenjia Wang, University of East Anglia, UK
Chengjian Wei, Nanjing University of Technology, China
Alan Winfield, University of the West of England, UK
Xiao-Feng Xie, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Dingli Yu, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Jie Zhang, Newcastle University, UK
Jun Zhang, Sun-Yat-Sen University, China
Qingfu Zhang, University of Essex, UK
Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University, USA
Yi Zhang, Sichuan University, China
Aimin Zhou, East China Normal University, China

Call for special sessions

The aim of special sessions is to bring together researchers in special focused topics in swarm intelligence. These topics are usually indicative of current main trends in swarm intelligence research, or new emerging trends in swarm intelligence. Papers submitted for special sessions will be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the contributed papers.
Swarm intelligence researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposals to the special session chair, Andries Engelbrecht at Each special session proposal should include a session title, a brief description of the scope, and a motivation.
The names and contact information of the organizers, together with a short CV should be included in the proposal.
Deadline for submission of special session proposals: 30 September 2010.